Blue Ivy Carter Is The Youngest Artist Ever To Win A BET Award. The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z was one of several first-time winners at the 20th annual BET Awards, which took place over a virtual ceremony.
Blue Ivy shared the award with her parents, along with Wizkid and SAINT JHN, for the track “Brown Skin Girl”. The song was featured on The Gift, an album of music inspired by Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King.
The previous record for youngest winner was held by Willow Smith, who shared the YoungStars award with her brother, Jaden, when she was 10. Lizzo beat Beyoncé to win best female R&B/pop artist, while Megan Thee Stallion won best female hip-hop artist.
DaBaby managed to beat four-time winner Drake to achieve his first award for best male hip-hop artist.
Beyoncé made a powerful speech during the ceremony, where she urged black US citizens to vote “like your life depends on it” in the forthcoming presidential election.
Over the weekend, she surprise-announced a new film with Disney Plus, Black is King, which will be released in July.